What version of Premiere Elements on what computer operating system?
What are the properties of the source video (including brand/model/settings of the camera that recorded the video)?
What project preset is set to match those source media properties?
What are you using as the cutting Tool? What are you using for slow motion - Time Remapping or something else?
After you have made your edits, do your Timeline render the Timeline content that you just edited?
Please consider and supply more information.
Add On....please give some information on your computer resources.
Using Premiere Elements 14 on Windows 7.
Imported video properties:
File Size: 417.4 MB
Image Size: 1280 x 720
Frame Rate: 30.00
Source Audio Format: 22050 Hz - 16 bit - Mono
Project Audio Format: 22060 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Mono
Total Duration: 00:02:22:26
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0
The camera is on a Syma 8XC quadcopter, and it's listed as a 2MP HD
After reading another thread, I played around with the project settings, and decided this one was the closest match: HDV 720p 30
But it's still not working.
Using the little scissors icon on the vertical red line as the cutting tool. For slow motion, I'm selecting the clip segment and then using Clip->Time Stretch.
Tried rendering, but it doesn't seem to help.
We need to know what kind of .avi file this device is recording. AVI is just a file extension (wrapper format) for the video and audio compressions. The video and audio compressions can be different .avi to .avi under the .avi wrapper. And, some do not fare well in Premiere Elements. Please find out what type of .avi you have.
GSpot readout GSpot Codec Information Appliance
MediaInfo readout (Tree View) http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediainfo/
Worse case is probably Xvid.avi,
MediaInfo can serve two purposes - tell us the video and audio compressions. And, it can tell us whether or not this device is recording with a variable frame rate instead of a constant one. If you find 3 frames rates listed for the file in MediaInfo video readout that = variable frame rate with which Premiere Elements has problems. Typical solution is to obtain the H.264.mp4 with the variable frame rate into HandBrake to obtain the H.264.mp4 with constant frame rate which you take into Premiere Elements project.
Let us rule in or out these basic issues, and then we can get more specific with what is going on in the workspace with Time Stretch and the rest.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Add On....from what I can determine this is a 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second from your description...I might suggest a different project preset moving forward. But, for now I want to see the details mentioned above. Is there an orange line over your Timeline video content when you first drag that content to the Timeline?
Here's the info from MediaInfo:
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 417 MiB
Duration : 2mn 22s
Overall bit rate : 24.5 Mbps
Director : Generplus
Original source form/Distributed by : Generplus
Recorded date : 2010-06-29
Copyright : Generplus
ID : 0
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : MJPG
Duration : 2mn 22s
Bit rate : 24.1 Mbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:2
Bit depth : 8 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.873
Stream size : 411 MiB (99%)
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 2mn 22s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 352.8 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 22.05 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 6.01 MiB (1%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 348 ms (10.45 video frames)
Tried the Handbrake thing - loading the file and saving it as an MP4 with a fixed frame rate, and that seemed to fix the problem. I'll do some more checking and come back tomorrow to let you know.
Thanks for the very important troubleshooting information.
What you have is MotionJPEG.avi 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second video. The audio is PCM mono.
Premiere Elements has its problems with MotionJPEG.avi but usually just trying to get it imported.
If you do decide you want to go with the HandBrake version H.264.mp4 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second, I would suggest the following Premiere Elements 14 project setting (set manually to make sure that we have the project preset that we want to confirm the workflow details).
Flip Mino HD and Ultra HD 30p
To set the project preset manually use the following scheme
- Open the project to the Expert workspace, and go to File Menu/New Project and Change Settings.
- In Change Settings, set the project preset as indicated above. OK out of there.
- In the New Project dialog that opens, rename the project and make sure to have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on This Project". OK out of there.
- Back in the Expert workspace, import your source media using Add Media/ choice.
If we have the correct project preset, then the file should arrive on the Expert workspace Timeline with no colored line over its content.
We will be watching for your results. I am not sure of my schedule tomorrow. I will get back to your thread as soon as I can tomorrow.
Thanks for the follow up.